Could Increased Millimeter Wave Network Range for Wireless Broadband Offer Rural Applications?

A New York University (NYU) student research team pushed the envelope for millimeter wave network range in a recently conducted field test in rural southwest Virginia. 

Setting up a millimeter wave transmitter on the porch of the country home of their professor Ted Rappaport, the students found that they could receive signals at distances of over 10 kms (6.2 mi) even when line of sight was obstructed by a hill or a stand of trees.

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